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  • May Chief's Perspective

    I want to take a moment to look at leadership from within agreat organization. How each one of us can be a part of that leadership teamand ultimately how our leadership input will impact the organization. I am atraditional guardsman, with 12 plus years on active duty and another 18 yearsas a SCANG member, for a total of 31 years. I have seen
  • April Fitness Tips

    How to loosen tight calf musclesWhile standing on a step or platform, rest your hands against a wall or a sturdy object for balance. Raise your heels a few inches above the edge of the step so that you're on your tiptoes. Hold the position for a moment, and then lower your heels below the platform, feeling a stretch in your calf muscles.Keep your
  • May Commander's Corner

    We’re in the serious business of defending our nation and its interests at home and abroad.  Before deploying, we ensure that our affairs are in order in case, God forbid, something bad happens. In the last three years, we’ve had five Swamp Foxes who have died or been seriously injured. In many of those cases the individual, whether single or
  • January Commander's Corner

    Why did you join the military, or more specifically, the South Carolina Air National Guard? This is a question I ask potential members seeking to join the Communications Flight (or the South Carolina Air National Guard in general) and during periodic career interviews for current members. The answers I receive vary depending upon a multitude of
  • January Chief's Perspective

    Happy New Year Swamp Fox!  As we move into 2017, I am sure we all have resolutions, ranging from quitting smoking to improving PT scores. One specific area I believe we all need resolution in is to improve our knowledge in the Defense Travel System or DTS program. I know as I write this while I am TDY at Nellis, I can hear the sighs, groans and
  • January Retiree's Corner

    MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. -- The December Luncheon was bizarre. Usually I use the words terrific, great, wonderful, etc. When we first walked in the Excalibur Room, our usual meeting room, the MWR lady who usually collects the money at the door, told us somebody had already paid for the Luncheon. I was shocked and surprised,
  • January Fitness Tips

    Keeping healthy for 2017
  • January Chaplain's Reflections

    "Will You Stand in the Gap for Each Other?" "I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one." Ezekiel 22:30 (NIV)
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